- An example of giddy is an overexcited child on Christmas morning.
- An example of giddy is when you are given the title of President of your company and you are excited but a little bit nervous at the same time.
- feeling dizzy or unsteady
- causing or likely to cause dizziness: a giddy height
- turning or circling around very rapidly; whirling
- inconstant; fickle
- frivolous; flighty; heedless
Origin of giddyMiddle English gidie from Old English gydig, insane, probably from base (*gud) of god, god + -ig (see -y): hence basic meaning, possessed by a god
intransitive verb-·died, -·dy·ing
- a. Having a reeling, lightheaded sensation; dizzy.b. Causing or capable of causing dizziness: a giddy climb to the topmast.
- Frivolous and lighthearted; flighty: was giddy with excitement at the news.
intr. & tr.v.gid·died, gid·dy·ing, gid·dies
Origin of giddyMiddle English gidi crazy from Old English gidig ; see gheu(ə)- in Indo-European roots.
(comparative giddier, superlative giddiest)
- Dizzy, feeling dizzy or unsteady and as if about to fall down.
- The man became giddy upon standing up so fast.
- Causing dizziness: causing dizziness or a feeling of unsteadiness.
- They climbed to a giddy height.
- Lightheartedly silly, or joyfully elated.
- The boy was giddy when he opened his birthday presents.
- (archaic) Frivolous, impulsive, inconsistent, changeable.
(third-person singular simple present giddies, present participle giddying, simple past and past participle giddied)